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City Clerk


City Clerk:


Office Hours:

Lisa K. Hathaway
20025 Mack Plaza
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

(313) 343-2440
(313) 343-5667

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,

*Please check the City Calendar for holiday office hours.

The municipal clerk is one of the most time honored offices in government. The first impression of local government is a visit to the City Clerk’s office, which serves as a point of contact and source of information for its residents, businesses, and the general public. The City Clerk is appointed by the City Council, and exercises the powers and duties as prescribed by law, and as assigned by the City Council, including:

  • Administering all elections for federal, state, and city governments and the school board, including issuing absent voter ballots, receiving and verifying nominating petitions for local offices and proposals, and training election workers
  • Serving as Chair of the Election Commission
  • Serving as the Freedom of Information Coordinator
  • Registering voters
  • Preparing and posting meeting agendas for City Council, committees, and commissions in accordance with the Open Meetings Act
  • Recording and preserving official minutes of the City Council, committees, and commissions
  • Custodian of city records
  • Custodian of the city seal
  • Publishing public notices
  • Publishing and conducting bid openings
  • Providing new resident information
  • Processing licenses required by city code, such as: Business licenses, parades/fun runs, snow removal, solicitors, commercial valet parking, tree trimming/removal, vendor/peddlers, charitable solicitations, and outdoor cafes
  • Providing notary services:
    - M, W, F from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Voting Information

For more information please visit or Voting and Election Information page.


Licensing of Pets

All cats and dogs over 16 weeks of age are required to be vaccinated, and licensed annually. Licenses can be purchased at City Hall, Clerk's Office for $8.00 prior to March 1st annually. You must bring proof of vaccination. Four pets (maximum dog amount is 3) are allowed per household. A fine may be imposed if your pet is found without tags.

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